Learn more about BikingToronto and Singer Kwinter

Jarvis Street Middle Lane now Car-Free. Bikelanes Are Coming

jarvismiddleI saw this on my way downtown this morning, and the Star has picked up on it too.  The city has made Jarvis into a 2-lanes-each-way street, striping off the middle lane with yellow lines in preparation for turning it into a bikelaned street.  It’s good to see drivers abiding by the yellow lines.  It’s also funny that a cyclist used the car-free middle lane as a cycling path.

No longer does the middle lane of the five-lane arterial accommodate either north- or southbound traffic on four or two wheels, depending on the time of day. As of next week, new bike lanes will be painted on both sides of the road, at the curb. And the centre lane will disappear.

For now, instead of the changing green arrow or red X that lets drivers know whether they could use the lane, the middle of Jarvis is lined on both sides, one lane wide by a thick yellow line, which seemed to confuse everybody.

Motor vehicles mostly stayed out of the centre lane, though some used it to make left turns. One lone cyclist swooped south, but otherwise, most stuck to the curb.

We’re posting photos of Jarvis during the transformation… see the “before” photos here.



$20 gets you a shirt. All taxes and shipping included! (~$30 regularly).

Quantities limited. White colour with navy blue logo. Delivery by Two Wheels Green Delivery (downtown Toronto) and Canada Post.

Size (size chart)
Special delivery instructions?
Get an email in the future when there is another sale (or we give away free stuff!)

Giveaway and Sale Notify List

* indicates required

Sign up for the Biking Toronto Newsletter

Don't have time to check for blog posts here? Get new blog posts in your email! One email per day, max!






Popular Posts Today

  • PHOTO OF THE DAY: Mercier
  • EVENT: Vis Takes Victory at Red Bull Race the Place
  • Bikelane Map
  • Toronto's Cycling Apps
  • OH YEAH: Why cargo bikes are better than cars
  • Help
  • About
  • Maps



  • Popular Posts This Week

  • EVENT: Sat. April 19 - Red Bull "Race the Place" hits Ontario Place!
  • NEWS: Cyclist killed in collision with transport truck
  • INFRASTRUCTURE: The top 5 bike trails in Toronto
  • EVENT: RedBull Race The Place ... Mystery
  • NEWS: Province commits $25 million for cycling lanes
  • OH YEAH: For $3000, you can own one of the world's smallest cafés
  • Celebrate Spring I Bike T.O. Shirt Sale!
  • Bikelane Map



  • Popular Posts This Month

  • EVENT: Sat. April 19 - Red Bull "Race the Place" hits Ontario Place!
  • EVENT: RedBull Race The Place ... Mystery
  • Bikelane Map
  • NEWS: Separated Bike Lanes are coming to Eglinton!
  • BlogTO compiles the Best Used Bike Shops in Toronto
  • Celebrate Spring I Bike T.O. Shirt Sale!
  • NEWS: Bixi gets new name, operator, prices
  • NEWS: Cyclist killed in collision with transport truck